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Old March 26th, 2014, 03:14 AM   #721
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Quite yankee it not being reinstalled, don't you reckon?
Indeed. Unfortunately, the CN has stated many times that they would not allow the electrification of their tracks.

However, the newly built branch between Repentigny and Mascouche, at the center of A640, was built in provision of an eventual electrification (the AMT owns this 12 km stretch of tracks). I believe there are foundations for catenaries along the tracks.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 08:51 AM   #722
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Ahh! wouldn't that be funny: pantographs up within the city, lowered for the suburbs, and then reraised for the bedroom communities
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Old March 26th, 2014, 10:09 PM   #723
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Why they don't wan't to electrify their tracks?
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Old March 26th, 2014, 10:13 PM   #724
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Old March 26th, 2014, 10:42 PM   #725
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Why they don't wan't to electrify their tracks?
Montreal's commuter trains run primarly on CN's and CP's tracks. Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) are private freight railways. They see passenger trains as a nuisance to their freight operations and they are generally opposed to any passenger train service improvement, unless the passenger train operator pays significant amounts to add tracks and update signalling.

About the new Mascouche line, the CN did not want to know anything about an eventual electrification of its tracks : they said track maintenance would be more expensive and it would cause problems with double stack container railcars.
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Old March 28th, 2014, 05:14 AM   #726
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Ah! right .. I'd forgot about that débâcle of theirs
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Old March 28th, 2014, 05:38 PM   #727
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Montreal's commuter trains run primarly on CN's and CP's tracks. Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) are private freight railways. They see passenger trains as a nuisance to their freight operations and they are generally opposed to any passenger train service improvement, unless the passenger train operator pays significant amounts to add tracks and update signalling.

About the new Mascouche line, the CN did not want to know anything about an eventual electrification of its tracks : they said track maintenance would be more expensive and it would cause problems with double stack container railcars.
But aren't there electrification systems that allow doublestacks, like NEC electrification, which, AFAIK is 22 feet high?
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Old March 28th, 2014, 08:32 PM   #728
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But aren't there electrification systems that allow doublestacks, like NEC electrification, which, AFAIK is 22 feet high?
I know, but try telling that to the CN...
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when is the blue line extension going to be worked on? I couldn't read the pdf. link (French)
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Old March 30th, 2014, 12:55 AM   #730
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1988 Another provincial election, will occur 07 April .. who knows if any of of the opposing political parties will bear the guts on following through on the Blue line -uhm- docket. This province -much like the rest of the country, although we in particular here- excels at talking the talk.
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 08:26 PM   #731
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Old April 18th, 2014, 04:59 PM   #732
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16 April 2014
Tough job awaits new quebec transport minister
"Quebec gets its fifth transport minister in five years next week. ..."


Queer, eh, a newspaper nowadays soliciting pity via 1 of its headlines for some legislator out there?

The publication's 'editor', BTW, again brought out 1 earlier this week about the shelved Train de l'Ouest .. I don't know why my compulsion here at drawing on the term "shelved", coz that wish still hasn't ever been formed officially BTW #2, my simulation of my following wish - wherein Chapter 3, covering metropolitan and regional express rail services, will AMPLY accommodate Trains de l'Ouest - is becoming VERY pleasing Observing its activity in motion convinces me that on- & off-islanders would become EVER SO proud of such a collective asset of ours
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Old April 21st, 2014, 11:30 PM   #733
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The city's been testing an electric bus on 8 of its routes since 31 March, plus they've just embarked on testing underground wifi service at a couple of its metro stations.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #735
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The first of the new MPM-10 has arrived in Montréal.

The first train will undergo testing for the next 8 months. Then we'll receive approximately 1 new 9-car train every month. A total of 468 MPM-10 cars have been ordered. These are built by Bombardier (final assembly, carbody) and Alstom (propulsion systems).



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Old April 28th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #736
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Too bad one need to register there to read its earlier batch(es?) of predominant slyly sarcastic lodged replies/comments ..
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This morning, French-language media has reported that a some very-recently-established provincial committee has convened about West Island train service; it's being rumoured that they are favouring LRT service there. Me, I reckon good old heavy rail is preferable .. its corresponding transport corridor (read: autoroute/expressway/freeway/motorway/Interstate) is heavily used.

The other thing is that, because of an awful, fatal accident between a cyclist and trucker on the edge of downtown yesterday morning, folks who went to the vigil are, insanely, CLAMOURING for sidewalks to have lines painted down the middle, such that cyclists use one side and pedestrians the other .. who on earth had been raising those youth, eh?
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Old May 1st, 2014, 02:56 AM   #738
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CLAMOURING for sidewalks to have lines painted down the middle, such that cyclists use one side and pedestrians the other
They're welcome to do that, but it won't change the betting odds in the cyclist-vs-trucker competition.
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Old May 9th, 2014, 09:20 PM   #739
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Hmmm, neither one of this week's pair of island truck killers had seen his roadkill right beforehand .. still blindfully, one of them even knocked down another dynamic street furniture in the same swipe.
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Old May 9th, 2014, 11:36 PM   #740
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The new Mascouche commuter train line will open on December 1st 2014. Sauvé and Pointe-aux-Trembles stations, however, should open at a later date (early 2015).

Announcement : https://votrenouveau.amt.qc.ca/fr/a-...-decembre-2014
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